Re: SOC: US Belief in Miracles

From: Michael S. Lorrey (
Date: Sun Apr 23 2000 - 20:29:29 MDT

Randy Smith wrote:
> >From:
> >
> >
> >WASHINGTON (AP) - Better than eight of 10 Americans believe that God
> >performs
> >miracles, and almost half believe they have experienced or witnessed one, a
> >Newsweek magazine poll has found.
> >
> >The poll, released Saturday, reported that 84 percent of Americans have
> >faith
> >in divine miracles, and 79 percent believe in the reality of miracles
> >described in the Bible. Also, 48 percent have personal experiences with
> >miracles, and 63 percent said they know of people who have.
> >
> Is it bad to think that all these people are just sheep, or villagers.
> Well, I guess that is what I think.
> So, what percentage of the readers of this list believe in miracles, I
> wonder?

I think a better question that should have been asked is: What do you
consider to be a miracle? The mere fact that the human race hasn't wiped
itself out is considered a miracle by many people....

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